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DELAWARE RIGHT TO COUNSEL FOR EVICTION DEFENSE CAMPAIGN

ACLU of Delaware's Campaign Hub for Right to Counsel

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF AN EVICTION - RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN DELAWARE

Along with community and public health benefits, providing a right to counsel promotes substantial cost savings in Delaware. For every dollar invested in a right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction in Delaware, this report conservatively estimates a cost savings to Delaware of at least $2.76.

RIGHT TO COUNSEL: THE NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT TO STOP THE EVICTION CRISIS

Tenant organizers, legislators, and attorneys are pushing for a right to counsel for renters in eviction cases. New York, San Francisco, and Newark have recently enacted such laws, and many other states and municipalities are looking to follow suit. Advocates throughout the country offered their insights on the benefits of a right to counsel and the actions they have taken to advance their goals.

VOTERS SUPPORT A RIGHT TO COUNSEL FOR PEOPLE FACING EVICTION

A strong majority of likely voters across party lines want Congress to increase funds for legal services to prevent evictions, and believe that people should have a right to counsel in evictions proceedings.

RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION CONTRIBUTE TO HOUSING INSTABILITY FOR BLACK FAMILIES DURING THE PANDEMIC

This brief is the third in a series examining timely topics that are relevant to Black families and children in the United States. It uses national, state, and local data to examine housing access and other available supports for Black families, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

108TH WILMINGTON CITY COUNCIL INAUGURATION

Wilmington City Council kicks off its 108th session with the swearing-in ceremony for the new council and its first organizational meeting.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY SENDS CARES ACT DOLLARS TO SUSSEX SHELTER

New Castle County is helping out in Sussex County, providing federal CARES Act money to retrofit an old state police barracks into a homeless shelter.

EVICTION AND LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN DELAWARE- AN OVERVIEW

An academic article from the University of Delaware Center for Community Research & Service. An overview of eviction rates and tenant representation in housing court in Delaware.

 

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